The Gold Rush is a two-part documentary series about a remarkable international event. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original recreations, The Gold Rush offers a vivid new portrait of a seminal event in North America's history.
The harmonious flow and complex symmetry of 18th century music, the compositions of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart are reflected in the best rococo architecture of that period, as seen in the churches and palaces of Bavaria.
Professor Donald Metcalf is internationally renowned for his pioneering medical research on the control of blood cell formation. This fundamental research has been used in the treatment of millions of cancer patients around the world.
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In this sweeping two-part dramatised documentary, historian Michael Cathcart tells the epic story of how the colourful characters of early colonial Australia transformed a penal settlement into a land with rights and opportunity in a mere 40 years. In this second and final episode, we meet William Wentworth and the 'Emancipists', a loose-knit group of former convicts and their children who take on British Governor Ralph Darling in the 1820s in a struggle for independence and civil rights in colonial Australia.
The telescope and microscope revealed new worlds in space and in a drop of water. The realism found in Dutch painting took the observation of human character to a new stage of development.
A fascinating and energetic history lesson with a team of expert scientists digs deep into the trenches of America's most intriguing archaeological sites. The team use their expert skills and the latest high-tech tools to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned dig. This week, it's Roanoke Island North Carolina, where the first hardy and hopeful colonists were sent from England to make a go of it in the New World.
Lord Clark visits the Rome of the Counter Reformation, when Michelangelo, Bernini and Giacomo Della Porta produced their masterpieces. The Catholic Church, in its fight against the Protestant North, developed a new splendour symbolised by the glory of St Peter's.
On 13 May 1981, in front of a crowd of 20,000 people in St Peter's Square, a young Turkish gunman shot the Polish Pope, possibly at the behest of the Russians who were concerned at the inspiration he was providing to Poland and the Solidarity Movement.
Lord Clark explores the Reformation, travelling through the Germany of Albrecht Durer and Martin Luther, the world of Erasmus, the France of Montaigne, and visiting Shakespeare's England in the reign of Tudor Queen Elizabeth I.
Rivals Leon Trotsky and Josef Stalin vie to succeed Vladimir Lenin as leader of the Soviet Union.
On 20 August 1940, the exiled Bolshevik leader was assassinated with an ice-pick by Ramon Mercader, who was undoubtedly working on behalf of Stalin and his secret police. Why was it still necessary for Stalin to assassinate him?
What is it in Celebrity Chef Rick Stein's family history that leads him to China? Celebrated chef Rick Stein's father Eric suffered from manic depression and committed suicide in the 1960s. Rick sets out to explore his father's life, from the abuse he suffered as a child during the First World War due to his German ancestry, to the electric shock therapy he received as an adult.
By 1940, Europe has erupted into war, while America does its best to stay out of it. Austrian immigrant Jack Werner flees the Nazis and comes to America, where he enlists in the army so he can join the fight against Hitler. After Pearl Harbour, America is thrust into a two-front war it is ill-prepared to fight. Rookie platoon leader Charles Scheffel suffers his first losses as he battles Rommel's Afrika Korps in Tunisia and Nurse June Wandrey gets her first taste of war's horrors.
The Boston Tea Party, on December 16, 1773, began when a group of American 'patriots' dressed up as Mohawk Indians and raided a ship in a Boston harbour.
Hitler appreciated the power of aircraft, not only as a military weapon, but as a political tool. During the early 1930s, he hired aircraft for election campaigning, often facing weather and mechanical problems, as well as specific assassination attempts.
Papal Rome in the 16th Century, where Christianity and antiquity begin to converge, provides the focus for this look at Michelangelo, Raphael, and da Vinci as we explore the courtyards of the Vatican.
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